Saleem recognized for mentorship of masters students

December 15, 2017

Dr. Jason Saleem recognized as Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Masters Students

An Industrial Engineering assistant professor was recognized for his work with masters students at the December 15, 2017, doctoral hooding and ceremony held at the KFC Yum! Center.

Jason J. Saleem, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering, was presented with the Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Masters Students award by Dr. Beth A. Boehm, Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Saleem earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech University, and then served as both a research scientist and technical information specialist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs before coming to UofL in 2015.

Dr. Saleem's research interests focus on the integration of human factors engineering and ergonomics with development of clinical information systems (CIS). His research involves innovation for next-generation electronic health records (EHRs) and health information technology (HIT) to support higher quality care and safety. His research also focuses on provider-patient interaction with respect to exam room computing, as well as the coordination of multiple computer devices in a healthcare setting.

The student who nominated Dr. Saleem for this award praised his diligence and tirelessness in helping the student achieve all that was possible. "By commencement, I will have a total of three publications, with the potential of three more pending review...These publications would not be possible without Dr. Saleem providing me with the opportunity and mentorship throughout the process."

In just two years at the University of Louisville, Dr. Saleem has mentored eleven students to the completion of master's projects, and another four through master's theses. Dr. Suraj Alexander, chair of Industrial Engineering, endorsed this nomination, noting "Dr. Saleem's personal attention to their success has motivated students to purse doctoral degrees and successfully compete for graduate fellowships in highly ranked doctoral programs."